Hi everyone, this is my first post!
As the title says, I have this Vostro 230 (slim) that I purchased relatively cheaply with the intent of doing some upgrades as I went along.
The machine came with 3GB ram (2gb + 1gb), so I felt confident it could go to 4GB, and it did with no issues. But my curiosity got to me when I was reading a thread on Dell that mentioned folks running 8GB although the G41 chip set with bios 1.4 was not recognizing that it could be done.
Right now I am running a Q9650 Quad core, with 4Gb ram, 1pc Samsung and the other Nanya. This is non-ecc and unbuffered ram, the Vostro G41 seems to agree with it.
However, there is word on the Internet that in fact these machines can run 8GB (2x4gb) if you find the right memory, apparently not all brands will work.
Dell and Crucial recommend only 4gb total, but I would like to challenge that idea.
I am using the on-board video card (for now) and a Seagate1TB HSSD.
If anyone has had experience with these machines, or knows of a thread to follow on this topic, please let me know!
Thank you in advance.....